Medium-term financial plans of Germany not include raising the defense spending to two percent of GDP. This is the representative of the German foreign Ministry Martin Schaefer said during his briefing, his words reports RIA Novosti.
It is also called "being realistic" in the issue of increasing military budgets. Earlier, on 19 March, the Minister of defence of Germany Ursula von der Leyen responded to the words of the President of the United States Donald trump: he said that Berlin owes NATO a huge amount of money. "NATO has no delinquent accounts," said von der Leyen. According to her, the financial contribution to peacekeeping missions, the fight against "Islamic state" (banned in the Russian organization), which is not part of the mandate of the Alliance, and a variety of humanitarian programs is also available on this item.
18 Mar trump commented on the talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying that the meeting was fine. At the same time the head of state noted that the Berlin allegedly owed to NATO and the United States. According to him, the need to pay for "powerful and very expensive defense that we provide in Germany." Meeting trump and Merkel took place on Friday, March 17, in the framework of the visit of the Chancellor.3.*
Former DCS, USA James Clapper believes that the policy of the American President Donald trump may lead to the fact that Russia "will once again be great." He stated this during a security conference held in Colorado, the Associated Press reports.
The Czech automobile brand Skoda, will start Russian sales of the updated model Rapid 22 July. Car liftbacks will be available in four trim levels: Entry, Active, Ambition and Style, as well as a sporty version of Monte Carlo. The updates were made as external shape of the liftback, and its interior.
Deputy Chairman of Russian government Dmitry Rogozin is ready to arrive in Moldova by helicopter or motorbike. "The Prime Minister of Moldova considers that "Rogozin is expected to fly on military aircraft". Well. Then on the Moldovan authorities: a helicopter or motorbike?" — the politician wrote.
Armed Palestinians broke into a house in the Jewish settlement of Halamish in the West Bank of the Jordan river and attacked were people in the room, killing two men and one woman. Another woman with serious injuries was taken to hospital. It is reported by The Times of Israel.